Google’s Blogger team says the service will be back to normal soon, after an outage that has so far lasted for almost two days. The outage appears to have followed a maintenance release that was scheduled for Wednesday at 10pm, Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). To fix the problem, the team had to temporarily take down all new posts and comments made on the popular blogging platform since early on Wednesday, the team wrote on the Blogger status page today.
At 6:07 am PDT today, the team provided this update: “We’ve started restoring the posts that were temporarily removed and expect Blogger to be back to normal soon.”
“We are very sorry that users are unable to publish to Blogger right now,” the Blogger team wrote in a separate post on the service’s Help forum. “We have rolled back the maintenance release from last night and as a result, posts and comments from all users made after 7:37 am PDT on May 11, 2011 have been removed.
“Again, we apologize that this happened and our engineers are working hard to return Blogger to normal and restore your posts and comments. We will post a report once this work is complete.”
The downtime has caused outrage among many people who use Blogger to host their output.